Software development at the service of renewable energies
Smart digital solutions at the service of renewable energies are increasingly at the center of attention as renewables are replacing fossil energy sources in the world year after year.
The environmental impact of renewable resources is significantly lower than that relating to non-renewable energy sources that can be grouped into fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, crude oil) and nuclear fuels (uranium). And now, with economic sustainability due to the reduction of construction costs and with the growth of environmental sensitivity due to climate change, renewable energies have become increasingly important.
Main sources of green energy
Please note that, while traditional energy resources are running out, renewable energies are inexhaustible and available to everyone.
It is mainly used by photovoltaic systems which, by exploiting solar radiation, allow the production of electricity.
Thanks to the power of the wind it is possible to generate mechanical and electrical energy. The mechanical energy obtained from the wind is what powers the windmills used for grinding wheat and other agricultural products. Electricity is that obtained from wind turbines.
Classical geothermal energy exploits geological and volcanological anomalies, while low enthalpy energy exploits the subsoil. It is mainly used to power heating systems and air conditioners. It is low-polluting, always available throughout the day and, moreover, geothermal plants have a long average life span.
The waste of agricultural and industrial products produce electricity at low cost and with a minimum environmental impact. The use of biomass includes the chemical transformation of organic material into biogas (methane), the combustion of wood or vegetable oils and the production of agricultural products.
The sun heats the water, it evaporates and falls on the earth’s surface in the form of rain or snow, generating a movement of the water masses which in turn generates kinetic energy. The most exploited hydroelectric plants are reservoirs and accumulation ones.
Marine energy is generated by marine currents. Its conversion into electricity takes place thanks to generators. This energy also has the advantage of being renewable and with a low impact on the environment. The disadvantages are linked to the need to find suitable areas for arranging the systems.